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Possible Listeria Contamination Leads to Recall of Smoked Salmon Sold in Washington State

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MIAMI, Florida – The FDA announced Friday that St. James Smokehouse of Miami, Florida is voluntary recalling 93 cases of St. James Smokehouse brand, Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon, 4oz Packages (Product of Scotland) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall comes as a result of a routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled product was sold and distributed by St. James via distributors between February and June 2022. The recalled product was distributed to stores located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Washington State, Virginia, and Wisconsin as well as Safeway Washington State stores.

The recalled product is St. James Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon (Product of Scotland), 4oz packages, bearing lot# 123172 and UPC code 060022710356. The recall is specifically this lot ONLY, NO other products, brands, or lots are associated with this recall.

If consumers have products matching the above description and lot# in their possession, they should dispose of them immediately or return them to the store for a full refund.

As of Friday, September 2, 2022, no illnesses have been reported.

This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers that may have any questions about the recall may call 305-461-0231, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST.